There's A Dress For That: 12 Picks You Can't Miss

Whether your summer consists of weddings, tennis matches, cocktail parties, or just fun in the sun, we've got you covered in these dresses.

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Garden Party

Finally, you've found the perfect boho-chic dress you've been looking for. This gorgeous minidress screams summertime. With floral embroidery and an off-the-shoulder style, what's not to love? When you pair this floral frock with a sunhat and oversized sunnies, you'll express the ultimate summer fashion. Perfect for Sunday brunch with friends or an enchanting date night out on a patio, this is one dress you'll have a hard time wanting to take off. ($148; freepeople.com)

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Sporty Spice

Expect this Dri-FIT masterpiece from Nike to be your best friend this summer season. Whether you fancy a trip to the local farmer's market or prefer an intense workout on the tennis court, you will be moving effortlessly in this relaxed, lightweight piece. Bonus: The dress is longer in the back, which provides extra coverage so you don't have to worry about flashing the goods when you hit the streets in this little number. ($45; nike.com)

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Pretty In White

This dress embodies the epitome of cool-girl style—polished, structured, and feminine. The beauty of this piece can be seen in the intricate details—drop waist, ruffled shoulders, and a tie in the back make it your summer wardrobe staple for all gatherings on your calendar. Add a pop of color with some red heels to make a statement, or switch to espadrilles for a look that can go from day to night all summer long. ($138; anthropologie.com)

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The Cold Shoulder

High fashion sometimes comes at a cost—but not in this case. Be the Belle of the ball (or party) in this cheery mustard dress. The satin fabric and off-the-shoulder style will keep you feeling cool all summer. Dress it up with a pair of gold hoops or rock the casual vibe with a pair of gladiators. Either way, you'll look radiant in this dress and be ready for anything. ($18; forever21.com) (If you can't get enough of the cold shoulder, find more off-the-shoulder looks to add to your closet.)

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Beach Babe

At first glance, the only thing this dress is missing is a sandy beach and a cold drink. If you can't travel somewhere tropical this summer, throw this baby on over your swimsuit and head to the nearest pool. Details like tassels and a keyhole neckline make it perfect for a summer music festival. Defeat the dog days of summer in cool comfort and style. ($88; revolve.com)

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Shifty Business

There's nothing worse than rising temperatures and nothing to wear. Ditch your constricting skinny jeans and hop on the shift dress train. With stretchy knit fabric and pockets, (yes, pockets!) this knit shift will cure all of your summer woes. Dress it up with some statement jewelry and wedges or keep it laid-back with a pair of fashion sneakers. You'll love this dress so much that you'll probably want to get it in all the colors. ($59; nordstrom.com)

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Va Va V-Neck

Feel like a queen wherever you go in this plunging V-neck gown from Lulus. Classical and chic, the pleated A-line skirt and crisscross back add a refined elegance to your look, even for less formal occasions. Adjustable straps and the elasticized waistband guarantee comfort without having to compromise on style. A gown fit for a bridal party, this is one bridesmaid dress you'll actually be able to wear over and over again. ($78; nordstrom.com )

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Hamptons Socialite

You don't have to be on the A-list to look like you're a celebrity. This nautical-inspired dress is a necessity for every summer wardrobe. Light and cool, this shoulder-baring dress is ideal for warmer weather and is super comfortable for travel. Whether you're jet-setting to an island resort or road-tripping with your girlfriends, remember to pack some crisscross slide sandals and a round handbag to top off this sundress and complete the socialite look. ($85; shopbop.com)

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Hot Tamale!

Turn up the heat this summer in a charming wrap dress! The two-tone stripes on this dress elongate your figure, making for a muy caliente ensemble. The slim tie above the waist is just the dainty detail needed to finish off this summertime outfit. Stay confident and breezy as you dance the night away in a flattering dress that provides all-day comfort. ($89; shopbop.com)

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Flower Child

Wear this delightful, floral-print dress to work or a summer wedding and you'll constantly feel like a ray of sunshine. The delicate ruffle details balance the relaxed fit, making this simple smock easy and fun to dress up or down. Style with tie-leg sandals when you're ready to head out the door for lunch with friends, or pair with a nude cage heel when you're wanting to dress to impress. ($56; asos.com) (Planning on wearing heels a lot this summer? Learn how to wear heels without all the pain.)

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Courts to Cocktails

Tennis enthusiasts, rejoice! Tory Burch has done it again with their incredibly exclusive line of activewear. This tunic dress steps up the average sports dress and can take you right from the tennis courts to happy hour. Even if you don't play tennis (or any sports, for that matter), you can still wear the cute style on the weekend or for special events. It's impossible to see this dress and not immediately envision yourself sipping mint juleps while watching the Kentucky Derby in complete opulence. ($225; torysport.com)

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I LOVE LUCY

Don't get it twisted—this dress is not living in the past. A modern update on the classic polka-dot dress, this Tommy Hilfiger piece will take you from day to night for your jam-packed summer schedule. The drop waist and ruffled bottom add feminine details that flatter your figure and appeal to contemporary style. Seriously, you'll have some 'splainin' to do if you don't include this perfect polka-dot dress in your summer wardrobe! ($99; macys.com)

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